Mad Hatter wrote:kjartan wrote:MrMustache wrote:Just got my torts essay back. I want to know how Themis grades our essays.
I wrote my property essay closed-book, ended up using incomplete rules because I couldn't remember them, missed some issues (the whole commercial v. residential lease thing, among other things) and got a 60.
Then, when it was time for torts, I wrote the essay open-book, because I wanted to see how well I could write the essay if I had memorized the entire outline word for word. Wrote all the rules out, discussed issues in more detail than I did on property, and hit every issue. And I STILL got a 60.
WHAT THE @#$%!?
They're full of shit, dude. The graders probably aren't even allowed to give passing scores at this point.
I don't know if you're joking, but you're probably right. A huge part of their strategy is to make you feel like you need to do more (i.e., over-preparing you), so there's a good chance they tell the graders not to give anything above a 70% or whatever until further down the road.
I got a 23/25 on my first graded essay for consumer's rights (Texas). Pretty much all it said was some variation of "good" after most paragraphs, other than one where he said he wasn't sure if agreed with my conclusion regarding if it was an unconscionable contract. I wrote it closed book and felt like I could have worded the rules better or structured more thoroughly.